Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
. hoffman's partner steve cells. >> you're the bad guy. >> absolutely i am. i'm a wolf in sheep's clothing. >> reporter: they got city approval to sub divide the two acres to build two new big house. >> it was he in never a secret. >> you were going to tear down a frank lloyd wright house. >> that was the intention. >> that's what ignited the controversy. when the partners got a demolition permit outraged preservationists got busy. they got a petition to stop the demolition and got the city planning commission to designate it as a historic landmark. >> never in my wildest dream would i have thought that someone would want to tear down a frank lloyd wright home. >> do you think they are being greedy? >> yes, do i. i think they are in it only for the money. >> reporter: they say they are businessmen needing to turn a profit. they can't restore the gem which they say would cost $2 million and they can't afford to have it >> this is not a get rich. this is a get out, get compensated, and move on with my simple, quiet life and john's simple, quiet life. >> they've agreed to take no act
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> simultaneously being part of two cultures. >> and being a mandolin virtuoso, steve martin sent you a tweet. congratulations to chris thile, mandolin player extraordinaire and musical innovator. >> that's amazing. >> why the mandolin for you? >> when i was 2 years old, i saw a man playing a mandolin in a place called that pizza place. it was small and high pitched and so was i. i loved the rhythmic precision of it. it's a stringed instrument that has a lot of responsibility. it kind of -- >> oh, yeah. listen. >> sell it, thile, sell it. >> will it change your life? >> yeah, it gives you -- it's sort of like someone cutting the little leash around your ankle. it gives you an enormous amount of time and room. it really is like -- i told a friend of mine, it's like finding an extra bedroom to your apartment. >> you're still teaching at m.i.t. >> yeah, i need that reassurance. >> and you? >> it's going to give me the opportunity to say no a little bit more often. i can just sit on my couch and play and think and write. >> congratulations. thank you for joining us. >>> the special teenager expec
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
two cultures. >> yeah. being part of two cultures. >> and being a mandoli mandolin virtuoso. steve martin sent you a tweet. congratulations, chris thile for winning a macarthur. >> that's amazing. >> why the mandolin for you? >> when i was 2 years old, i saw a fellow playing a mandolin in a pizza place. it was small and high pitched and so was i. and i loved the rhythmic precision. it is a string instrument that has a lot of responsibility in a string band. >> listen. >> sell it. sell it. >> yeah. yeah. will it change your life? >> yeah, i mean, it is sort of like someone cutting the leash around your ankle. it gives you an enormous amount of time and room. it is like finding an extra room in your apartment. i need that insurance. >> what will it do? >> it will give me the opportunity to say no a little bit more often. i can sit on my couch and play and think and write. >> congratulations. thank you for joining us. >>> this special teenager expects no special treatment. we will meet the one-legged soccer player who has gotten national attention. that is next on "cbs this morning."
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
a chef and a food guy in this day and age to do that? >> i'm no steve jobs but thank you for your exaggeration. first you need to under your job as a chef is singularly to make people happy. that's it. so if you're one of those guys who think my job is to make me happy, you're in the wrong business. you should be a painter, you should be in a studio like this in some undeveloped area and paint all day long and if somebody buys your art great, if somebody doesn't that's fine too. we make food for people. this is a service for people who need on a daily basis. >> you can have this dish with anybody who would you have with it? >> anybody? what's wrong with who i have it now. >> we love that answer. >> we never get that answer. >> i would love for my grandmother to be here so i could show what i've learned what to do. after listening to lady gaga story she should be here to try these meat balls. she would love them. good old-fashioned italian food. >> great meat balls. everybody should love these meat balls. we would love it if you would sign our dish. while you're doing that i want p